November 4th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Jerry E. Schaper, 68, of rural Columbia City, died at 1:52 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted Saturday.
He was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Columbia City, a son of Harry J. and Bessie M. (Moore) Schaper.
His formative years were spent in Columbia City. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
From 1962 until 1966 he served in the U.S. Army and later the Air National Guard.
While in the Philippines, he was united in marriage to Carmela Bastian on March 20, 1967.
COLUMBIA CITY â A local man was arrested Thursday evening after a package containing 3/4 pounds of marijuana was delivered to his home.
Tony Dewitt of Columbia City was arrested for possession of the drug, shipped from California by the United States Postal Service.
See Friday's edition of The Post and Mail for more in-depth coverage of the arrest.
FORT WAYNE â Alexander Dale Measley, 12, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:45 a.m., at Riley Childrenâs Hospital.
He was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 30, 1998, a son of Shelia Hauk-Measley.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Ted and Chris Hauk; a great-grandmother Rudy Anklem; and an uncle Thomas Hauk.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the St Johnâs Lutheran Church, Lake Township with Pastor Ralph Easterhaus officiating.
Gene V. Williams, 71, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Columbia City.
Born in Allentown, Pa. March 13, 1940, Gene worked as an engineer with GTE.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed Ham radio, (W9JBD), fishing, restoring antique automobiles and was a former president of the Fort Wayne Historical Automobile Association.
COLUMBIA CITY â Sandra Joan Rarick, 70, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Millerâs Merry Manor, Inc., Columbia City.
Born Jan. 21, 1941, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of George A. and Opal (Snyder) Fahl.
She was a lifetime Whitley County resident and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1958.
She worked at Dana Weatherhead, Columbia City as a production worker for 17 years. On March 12, 1991, she married Richard Herman Rarick in Columbia City.
Kenneth E. Sherbahn, 94, of South Whitley, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester.
He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Whitley County, a son of Edgar and Nellie (Ward) Sherbahn.
He graduated from South Whitley High School in 1934. He attended Repperts Auction School in 1938 and started his lifelong career in the auction business in 1947.
On Oct. 18, 1941 he married Vera Penrod. They always made their home in the South Whitley area. Mrs. Sherbahn died Dec. 2, 1994. In 1997 he married Marie Trump, an excellent friend and companion.
CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) is making appointments for energy assistance for all of its offices in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.
The program runs November 1, 2011 through May 15, 2012. Applicants must meet income levels:
â˘Âˇ One-person household â No more than $16,245 annually.
â˘Âˇ Two-person household â No more than $21,855 annually.
â˘Âˇ Three-person household â No more than $27,465 annually
â˘Âˇ Four-person household â No more than $33,075 annually
â˘Âˇ Add $5,610 for each additional family member.
FORT WAYNE â The last two times Churubusco and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers faced off was in consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.
Both times, it was in sectional play.
âBusco lost both games by a combined score of 85-7.
The SAC champions are ranked first in Class 2A by the Associated Press.
Churubuscoâs Eagles are ranked 11th.
The Northeast Corner Conference Champions bring in an 11-0 record â the first perfect grid slate in school history.
It is no secret the Eagles will try to sustain drives and put up points by letting workhorse Jason Nicodemus do just that â work.
COLUMBIA CITY â Conservation Officers have investigating a tree stand accident that occurred around 8:50 a.m. Friday morning in Whitley County.
Jason Branning, age 36, from Columbia City, was hunting from an elevated climbing stand when the cables broke free from the tree. Branning fell with his tree stand 24 feet to the ground.
He was able to call a friend who was hunting in nearby woods with his cell phone for help.
Emergency personnel from multiple agencies were on scene to assist with locating and transporting Branning out of the woods.
CHURUBUSCO â A small smoke issue brought the Churubusco-Smith Township Fire Department to Churubusco High School Sunday afternoon.
According to Chief Roger Bennett, a fan in one of the maintenance rooms near the gym overheated, causing an emission of smoke.
The department was dispatched to the scene and minor ventilation was performed to vent the smoke out of the building.
Bennett said there was no damage other than to the overheated fan.